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“Good and simple”

Antica Hostaria della Lanterna
Ranked #470 of 8,507 Restaurants in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$41
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Navigli
Reviewed 25 October 2011

This could be your Italian grandmother kitchen.
There's no menu and the few things are fresh and well cooked.
The atmosphere is typical of the one of an Italian Trattoria.
Simple but still old fashioned classy. For dinner i had some lovely hand-cut parma ham, pasta with homemade bolognese sauce (excellent), pan fried veal and tiramisu!
Prices are really good and the location is quite handy.
Remember to reserve a table.

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2  Thank Maddie121
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

This was a great, quieter restaurant in downtown Milan. The staff were very friendly to non-Italian customers and made us feel at ease.

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Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

This place was everything I expected Italian cooking was suppose to be. Homemade, warm, and easy going.

The place is run by an older lady -she's the manager, host, and waitress! Make sure to make a reservation.

One of the greatest things about this place is that there is no menu! Basically, she comes up to your table and says, "hey, this is what I'm serving tonight". I absolutely loved it! the wine was served in a pitcher. There wasn't any of that nonsense of opening the bottle at the table side and waiting for my approval to continue to pour.

She had two kinds of pasta; once you chose your pasta, you the choose your sauce. We had macaroni with a spicy tomato sauce and gnocchi with pesto - yum!

Tiramisu is a must.

Oh yeah, no take outs. She wouldn't let us order to go. Love it!

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2  Thank ChapinoJake
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Reviewed 4 July 2010

We arrived at the restaurant in late afternoon, and we had to wait and walk around as it opens after 20:30 but it worths the wait... Very simple decoration and style of a few decades before, but the tastes are real and home-made. We had spaghetti and macaroni, both very good, and prosciutto plate (cut from a big piece, just in front of us!). The desserts were also good (although the "famous" here Tiramisu was not that special, as the cream was bit warm).
Prices are low (just Euro 30, for two people, including wine). The lady owner is funny, but doesn't speak English, and this is something you have to be aware of, as if there wasn't a very kind woman next to our table to transalte to us, we wouldn't have any idea what to order!!! Although, I asked for English menus, she said they didn't had any...

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2  Thank Dimitrios-GR
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Reviewed 27 May 2010

Make your reservation in advance. We entered the restaurant at 20:15 hour and were the first guests of the evening. The restaurant is decorated very modest in the believe that the food must make the impression, not the interior. It’s therefore not a chique restaurant. At 21:00 hour the restaurant was full with Italian guests. Good sign. The lady of the house (owner) is really friendly, but speaks only Italian. Ordering was difficult. There is no menu and you can’t check the prices. But ordering was made easy when the owner took us to the kitchen so we could point out the food we liked to eat. You can choose between 4 or 5 dishes.
The food was amazing. The tagliatelle and gnocchi was prepared and presented very “down the earth” like it should be, resulting in amazing flavours and textures. Nothing fancy added to distract you from this honest food. The bread smelled amazing too. Carpaccio was excellent, like the choices of cheese. With nice water and white wine we paid € 34.50 total. Amazing good value for an amazing good dinner. Very highly recommended, no even better, a must-visit restaurant in Milan.

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2  Thank goyourownway
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